Nagartha in India

Joshua Project has identified the Nagartha only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nagartha of India are vegetarians and they do not drink alcohol. They are Hindus and Siva and Vishnu are their gods. They are bullion dealers and sell cloth and other items. They live in the towns and near to the bigger trading centers. They copy Brahman ceremonies.

The Nagartha cremate their dead and carry them in a blanket. A girl must marry before she gets to puberty age. Widows cannot marry again. Only on the grounds of unfaithfulness can divorce be allowed.

The Nagartha are merchants as well as being bankers. They speak in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. Most of them live in places in southern Karnataka such as Mysore. Marriages are usually within their own group. They migrated from Ayodhya many years ago. The Nagartha also live in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Nagartha dreams and visions leading them to Salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials will bring them to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nagartha
People Name in Country Nagartha
Population in India 48,000
World Population 48,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ayodhyanagaradavaru, Nagarakulam, Nagarata, Nagarattar, Nattu Kotai Chetti, Nattukkotai Cettiar, Nattukottai Chettiar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Kannada
People Name General Nagartha
Ethnic Code CNN23a
People ID 17742
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (35,000) Tamil Nadu (13,000)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Karnataka (35,000) Tamil Nadu (13,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kannada (34,000) Tamil (10,000) Telugu (4,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kannada 34,000 Tamil 10,000
Telugu 4,200

For Main Lanugage: Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1812-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1823-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1831-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Kannada Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Kannada
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.83 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.17 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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